An Unexpected Romance

<p>"ADA! NO! Please do not promise to him!!! I do not love him!" Eruanna cried as her father told her the news.<br /> <br /> "I am sorry. You know I love you, but we need this ally. I am sorry. You have no choice," Lord Elrond said leaving his daughter to her misery.<br /> <br /> "Then I'll run away again!" She screamed at him.<br /> <br /> "You'll come back. You always do," Elrond said closing the door behind him.<br /> <br /> Eruanna grabbed her small bacg, still packed from last week when she had run away last, and ran out the door of her room and out the gates to Imladris.<br /> <br /> ********************************************************************************************** <br /> <br /> &ldquo;Why are you here Eruanna?&rdquo; Aragorn asked the person sitting across from him. He was doing an errand for Gandalf, and was waiting at the Prancing Pony in Bree. Just a little while ago and friend of his had arrived.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;My father promised me to someone I do not love. I could not sit back and stay there. I had to get away and think. I am not Arwen; I will not do what he wants, when I do not, just to make him happy!&rdquo; Eruanna talked in a hushed tone. She was one of Lord Elrond&rsquo;s two daughters. <br /> <br /> &ldquo;Arwen does not do that all the time. She says n&hellip;&rdquo; Aragorn started but stopped when four Hobbits came in. &ldquo;This is who I am waiting for. Mr. Underhill and company. They have the ring.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Then I will leave you to your business Ara&hellip;Strider,&rdquo; Eruanna said standing up.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Come to my room later, I know you still need to talk. And I do not want you to feel lonely,&rdquo; Aragorn smiled at her as she pushed her chair in and turned around.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Thank you Strider,&rdquo; she said walking upstairs.<br /> <br /> At eleven that night Eruanna walked over to Aragorn&rsquo;s room and saw three of the four Hobbits she had seen enter earlier rush into it. She followed them in.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;You are foolish, brave, but foolish,&rdquo; Aragorn said to one the Hobbits. &ldquo;Ah, Eruanna, you have decided to join us. Come in.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Who are you and who is she?&rdquo; the Hobbit who had called himself Mr. Underhill inquired.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;I am the ranger Aragorn, though here I am called Strider. This is my friend Eruanna, daughter of the elf lord Elrond,&rdquo; Aragorn introduced them.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;You&rsquo;re an elf?&rdquo; One said.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Yes, I am an elven princess,&rdquo; Eruanna smiled.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Though she acts more like an elven PRINCE,&rdquo; Aragorn teased.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Ignore him; he is not right in the head. I made sure of that when he was a baby!&rdquo; Eruanna said throwing a pillow at Aragorn. &ldquo;What are your names?&rdquo;<br /> <br /> &ldquo;I am Samwise Gamgee. It&rsquo;s a pleasure to meet you princess Eruanna,&rdquo; Sam said shaking hands.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Please, just call me Eruanna. I am not one for formalities,&rdquo; Eruanna smiled.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;I&rsquo;m Merry, and he&rsquo;s Pippin,&rdquo; another one said gesturing to himself and his friend.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;And you are?&rdquo; she asked the one nearest the window.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;I&rsquo;m Frodo Baggins. You two are friends of Gandalf?&rdquo; The fourth Hobbit asked.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Yes, we are very good friends of his. Though I have not seen him in years,&rdquo; Eruanna said sadly.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Then how do we know you are actually his friend?&rdquo; Sam asked.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Someone that beautiful wouldn&rsquo;t lie,&rdquo; Frodo said.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Thank you Frodo,&rdquo; Eruanna smiled. &ldquo;Aragorn! They are close!&rdquo; Eruanna said a faraway look in her eyes.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;What&rsquo;s close? What&rsquo;s going on?&rdquo; Sam asked.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Ringwraiths!&rdquo; Aragorn and Eruanna said at the same time.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Everyone lie down and be quiet. Not a sound out of anyone,&rdquo; Aragorn ordered. &ldquo;Eruanna, watch the hall from the door, I&rsquo;ll get the window.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Yes, Aragorn,&rdquo; Eruanna said running over to the door.<br /> <br /> After two hours all the Hobbits were asleep, Aragorn looked away from the window after he had seen the wraiths leave.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Eruanna, le bad kaima. L&#301;n adad, gwador, ar Arwen fara nin ae hain glown Im t&#283;w le dar am p&#259;n d&#365;,&rdquo; Aragorn said.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Ere' manka lle car!&rdquo; Eruanna said.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Le ier ikotane nornd&#335;l!&rdquo;<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Ikotane ier le!&rdquo;<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Im iest le ier ner ve' Arwen!&rdquo; Aragorn exclaimed.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Ikotane car Im! San' lle beleg ve' amin!!&rdquo; Eruanna cried.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Mani car lle faeg?&rdquo;<br /> <br /> &ldquo;San gwaith gar ilyamenie meleth le!&rdquo;<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Gwaith car- mela lle,&rdquo; Aragorn said sympathetically. &ldquo;If you don&rsquo;t mind me asking who is your betrothed?&rdquo;<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Tis Legolas. He is kind but&hellip;.I do not love him. He follows the rules too much!&rdquo; Eruanna said. &ldquo;Im innas bedu a' bad tithen wenya vilya.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Eruanna!&rdquo; Aragorn called after her. "Tol- n'alaquel! Umartempla!!&rdquo;<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Strider, is something wrong?&rdquo; Frodo asked.<br /> &ldquo;No, everything is fine. Sorry I woke you,&rdquo; Aragorn said going back over to the chair and watching Eruanna through the window.</p>
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